Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on entrepreneurial subjects including small business, business startups, partnerships, venture capital, business turnarounds and more. Browse our summaries to find inspiration for starting your new business venture.

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    Image of You Are a Mogul

    How to Do the Impossible, Do It Yourself and Do It Now

    by Tiffany Pham

    In You Are a Mogul, Tiffany Pham offers advice on everything from overcoming self-doubt, to pursuing side hustles, to crushing it at work by over-delivering, all the while remaining your authentic self.

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  • Image of Crushing It!
    Image of Crushing It!

    How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

    by Gary Vaynerchuk

    Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint for living life on your own terms.

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  • Image of Profit First
    Image of Profit First

    Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

    by Mike Michalowicz

    Mike Michalowicz shows how to take profit first and spend only what remains on expenses. With this one change you will instantly transform your business from a cash-eating monster to a profitable cash cow.

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  • Image of Fail Fast or Win Big
    Image of Fail Fast or Win Big

    The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now

    by Bernhard Schroeder

    Fail Fast or Win Big shows entrepreneurs how to: create a rapid prototype of their product or service; develop a business model instead of a business plan; test it repeatedly with customers so they can spot failure early; continue to refine the model based on customer interactions; leverage their network and resources in order to run lean

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  • Image of Content Inc.
    Image of Content Inc.

    How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses

    by Joe Pulizzi

    Joe Pulizzi, founder of several startups, reverse-engineers the traditional entrepreneurial model for success by shifting focus from first creating a product to getting customers first and then developing products.

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  • Image of The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    Image of The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

    by Ben Horowitz

    Ben Horowitz tells it straight as he shares insights gained from developing, managing, selling, buying investing in and supervising technology companies. He offers techniques for navigating the struggle of being a leader and explains why you should take care of the people, the products and the profits, in that order.

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  • Image of Thirteeners
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    Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy - and How Yours Can Be One of Them

    by Daniel Prosser

    The key to building a great company is executing its strategy consistently by employing connectedness. CEO mentor Dan Prosser shares how to transform an organization’s internal connectedness so it can achieve the next level of performance, creating a workplace environment that supports your vision and assures participation by every team member to produce breakthrough results.

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  • Image of The Responsible Entrepreneur
    Image of The Responsible Entrepreneur

    Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders, and Impact Investors

    by Carol Sanford

    The Responsible Entrepreneur offers four archetypes for entrepreneurs to use to learn how to grow their businesses into powerful platforms. Responsible entrepreneurs seek to transform industries and even society itself. Sanford presents a blueprint for the kind of leadership that is required.

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  • Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship
    Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship

    24 Steps to a Successful Startup

    by Bill Aulet

    The need for entrepreneurs will only grow. The step-by-step approach in Disciplined Entrepreneurship will allow intrepid entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently iterate their way toward the best solutions. Whether you are a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Bill Aulet offers the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want – and need – to buy.

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